|Farmington, NY – November
2017 / Newsmaker Alert / The 10th annual Charity Cup recently
took place at Finger Lakes
Gaming & Racetrack (FLGR), which donated the $30,000 prize pool
that was split across six local non-profit organizations.
To compete for the funds, each organization selected one horse in six designated races and earned points based on race results.
The group that accumulated the most points, Challenger Miracle Field, received a $10,000 donation and the Charity Cup, thanks to a late push in the final race of the day at the Delaware North-owned-and-operated gaming venue near Rochester, N.Y.
Challenger Miracle Field of Rochester is a sports field located in the nearby town of Webster that was built with the promise of inclusivity, ensuring that individuals with developmental disabilities can enjoy the “teamwork and aliveness of team sports.”
More than 200 attendees representing the six Rochester-area organizations joined together to watch the race unfold.
The runners-up, which split
the remaining $20,000 in prize money, were AutismUp ($6,000), Embrace Your
Sisters ($4,500), Partnership for Ontario County ($4,500), Sands Cancer
Center ($3,000) and CURE Childhood Cancer Association ($2,000).
About Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack
In operation since 1962, the facility added gaming to its offering in 2004 and expanded again in 2013 by adding 33,000-square-feet with a $12 million expansion. Nearly two million visitors annually now visit the facility highlighted by over 1,500 gaming machines, the 448-seat Vineyard Buffet, Remedy Bar & Lounge, as well as live and simulcast thoroughbred racing. Gaming doors open at 8 a.m. and racing doors open at 11:30 a.m. daily. For more information, visit www.FingerLakesGaming.com. Twitter: @FLGaming